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Parents have reacted furiously after finding out their kids were set homework asking them to plan out their funerals.
Year Eight pupils from St Paul's Catholic School in Leicester were set the weird homework, which asked them to pick out favourite hymns and a style of coffin, during lockdown when kids are learning at home.
According to the Sun, the worksheet also asked students: "Who would you like to be there?" "What colour clothing would you like people to wear?" and "Where would you like your body buried? Your ashes scattered?"
Posting on social media about the task, which was titled: "Plan Your Funeral Activity," one parent wrote: "Anyone else feel that getting them to plan their own funeral is a bit too much? Or am I being over the top?"
The parent's friends were quick to condemn the exercise, with one agreeing: "Yes, kids need to start understanding death but at least discuss this with the parents first! And homework? Does that imply a lesson was taught on this?"
While a third chipped in to say it was 'way over the top - kids have enough to deal with without this'.
Someone else criticised the timing of the homework, posting: "This is disgusting especially seeing as we are in a pandemic and thousands are dying."
The school has since apologised about the work, saying it had been sent out 'in error', the Sun reports.
LADbible has contacted St Paul's Catholic School for comment.
Earlier this year, a US school came under fire after setting a question about rape for a piece of biology homework.
Ninth Grade students at Klein Collins High School in Houston, were handed an assignment which asked them to identify a rapist in a hypothetical scenario.
The question read: "Suzy was assaulted in an alley and is a victim of rape. The police collected a sample of sperm that was left at the crime scene and now have three suspects in custody. Which of the suspects raped Suzy?"
It then asked the teenagers to pick out of S1, S2, or S3, comparing each of the DNA sequences to the track down the 'felon'.
One horrified parent told KPRC2 news: "It's upsetting and I know girls this age, just the thought... they know that rape is forced non-consensual sex and that upsets them. That's why I can't fathom a teacher putting that on a test."
Following the backlash, the district said it had carried out an investigation into how the incident had happened and had taken the appropriate course of action.
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